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Social Work Has a Voice on Capitol Hill: Ask your Members of Congress to Support the Social Work Caucus
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March 12, 2013

Capital2 Support Social Work CaucusThe Congressional Social Work Caucus (CSWC) was created in the 111th Congress by social worker and Congressman Edolphus Towns. As one of the few congressional caucuses representing a profession, the CSWC promotes the interests of over 650,000 professional social workers nationwide and serves as a congressionally-approved bipartisan group of Members of Congress dedicated to maintaining and strengthening social work services in the United States. Through Capitol Hill briefings and events, the CSWC educates national legislators and their staffs on issues of importance to the social work profession and the clients served by social workers. Learn more and ask your Representative and Senators to join the Congressional Social Work Caucus today.

Congressman Towns retired at the end of the 112th Congress and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) took over as Chair of the CSWC. Congresswoman Lee is a social worker and eight-term member of Congress from California who has been a consistent progressive voice in Congress, dedicated to social and economic justice, international peace, and civil and human rights. She has aggressively represented the needs of the underserved and vulnerable people in her districts and throughout the U.S., having served as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Co-chair of the Progressive Caucus, and co-founder of the Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus.

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